Lacking energy? These healthy breakfast bars will pep you up in no time.
Ingredients (makes 8)
➜ Unsalted butter, for greasing
➜ 125g almond meal
➜ Pinch of Celtic sea salt
➜ 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
➜ 60ml coconut oil
➜ 60ml rice malt syrup, or sweetener of your choice
➜ 1 tsp alcohol-free vanilla extract
➜ 40g cashews, crushed
➜ 160g combined flaxseeds, sunflower seeds and slivered almonds
➜ 40g dried cranberries (optional)
➜ Preheat the oven to 175°C. Grease a 20 x 20 x 5 cm square ovenproof tin.
➜ Mix the almond meal, salt and bicarbonate of soda together in a bowl.
➜ In a separate bowl, combine the coconut oil, rice malt syrup and vanilla. Add the almond meal mixture, and mix in the nuts, seeds and cranberries, if using.
➜ Wet your hands and then transfer the mixture to the tin, using your hands to press down firmly on the mixture.
➜ Transfer to the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
➜ Remove from the oven, transfer to a wire rack and cool before dividing into eight bars and serving.
➜ These will keep in an airtight container for seven to 10 days.
These can easily be popped into a container for a mid-morning energy hit, plus they’re bursting with skin-saving omega 3s.
Recipes and images from Supercharged Food: Eat Yourself Beautiful by Lee Holmes, published by Murdoch Books, RRP $35.00.
kJ 1346 | Fat 27g | Carb 17.3g | Protein 7.7g
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